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American Express Co ROA %

: 3.92% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. American Express Co's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $7,856 Mil. American Express Co's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $200,580 Mil. Therefore, American Express Co's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 3.92%.

The historical rank and industry rank for American Express Co's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

AXP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61   Med: 3.43   Max: 4.24
Current: 3.96

During the past 13 years, American Express Co's highest ROA % was 4.24%. The lowest was 1.61%. And the median was 3.43%.

AXP's ROA % is ranked better than
72.01% of 543 companies
in the Credit Services industry
Industry Median: 1.76 vs AXP: 3.96

American Express Co ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for American Express Co's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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American Express Co Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.62 3.74 3.49 1.61 4.24

American Express Co Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.80 3.93 3.69 4.37 3.92

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, American Express Co's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

American Express Co ROA % Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, American Express Co's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where American Express Co's ROA % falls into.



American Express Co ROA % Calculation

American Express Co's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=8060/( (191367+188548)/ 2 )
=8060/189957.5
=4.24 %

American Express Co's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=7856/( (195862+205298)/ 2 )
=7856/200580
=3.92 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


American Express Co  (NYSE:AXP) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=7856/200580
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(7856 / 53540)*(53540 / 200580)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=14.67 %*0.2669
=3.92 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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American Express Co Business Description

American Express Co logo
Address
200 Vesey Street, New York, NY, USA, 10285
American Express is a global financial institution, operating in about 130 countries, that provides consumers and businesses charge and credit card payment products. The company also operates a highly profitable merchant payment network. Since 2018, it has operated in three segments: global consumer services, global commercial services, and global merchant and network services. In addition to payment products, the company's commercial business offers expense management tools, consulting services, and business loans.
Executives
Radhakrishnan Ravikumar officer: Chief Information Officer 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Nigro David officer: Chief Risk Officer 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285-5001
Pickrum Lisa W director 5900 RYLAND DRIVE BETHESDA MD 20817
Baltimore Thomas J Jr director PARK HOTELS & RESORTS INC. 1775 TYSONS BLVD, 7TH FLOOR TYSONS VA 22102
Phillips Jr Charles E director 113 WEST 88TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10024
Lieberman Quinn Jessica officer: Controller 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Parkhill Karen L director 1717 MAIN STREET, MC 6402 DALLAS TX 75201
Pike Lynn A director 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Skyler Jennifer officer: Chief Corp. Affairs Officer 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Joabar Raymond officer: CRO and Pres., GRBC 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Herena Monique officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 225 LIBERTY STREET NEW YORK NY 10286
Marrs Anna officer: Pres., Global Comm. Services 200 VESEY STREET 01-49-13 NEW YORK NY 10285
Vitale Gabrielle officer: Interim CRO and Pres, GRBC Grp 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Petrino Richard officer: EVP - Corporate Controller 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Young Christopher David director C/O MICROSOFT CORPORATION ONE MICROSOFT WAY REDMOND WA 98052-6399

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